The outdoor market at Pepper Place is back for 2021

The outdoor market at Pepper Place is back for 2021

This week marks the official return of the outdoor Market at Pepper Place, opening this Saturday, April 17. The initial opening was delayed last week due to heavy rain. The outdoor Market opens 7 a.m. until Noon and will operate every Saturday, rain or shine, through December 11.

Safety First!

The 2021 outdoor market will follow updated COVID safety protocols (see more on that below), and open with 60 farmers, food producers and artisans, set up in tents 6’ apart, in the Dr. Pepper parking lot on 2nd Ave. between 28th and 29th Streets, and 29th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue South.

Food Vendors

Farmers will be offering beautiful and delicious strawberries, asparagus, greenhouse tomatoes, spring onions and cut flowers. Also available will be lettuces and leafy greens, mushrooms, carrots, farm-fresh eggs, meats, cheeses and honey.

The city’s top bakers will have trays of artisan breads and pastries.

Ready-to-eat favorites like breakfast burritos and sausage biscuits can be enjoyed with coffee, tea or a freshly-squeezed juice.

From healthy salads and gluten-free snacks to Thai street food, cakes, cookies, locally made candy and frozen treats, shoppers can choose from a wide selection of the tastiest prepared local foods.

Visitors can also browse the tents of 18 different artisans and makers with hand-crafted items to freshen home and wardrobe – soap, candles, pottery, glass, pepper grinders, jewelry, apparel and art.

Enjoy Live Music While You Shop

Live music on the Front Porch Stage, near Richard Tubb Interiors, and on 29th St. near Ignite Cycle, will add to the atmosphere. SNAP/EBT benefits with matching Double Bucks will be accepted at the INFO TENT. Online ordering during the week from Curbside will continue as usual with contactless pickup Saturday in the parking lot on 28th St. across from OvenBird and around the corner from Billy Reid, for those who prefer the safety and convenience of this added way to shop from Market at Pepper Place vendors.

COVID Safety Precautions

  • Masks and face coverings will be required to be worn by all Market staff, vendors and visitors.
  • Tents will be set up 6’ apart
  • Everyone onsite is expected to socially distance.
  • Vendors are allowed to offer food samples, but visitors will be directed to enjoy drinks, breakfast items, snacks and treats in the Designated Eating/Drinking Area on 29th Street, where socially distanced umbrella-shaded café tables will be set up near the 29th Street Music Stage.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be in key areas and all vendors will provide hand sanitizer at their market tables.

Cash Payments Allowed

A change from last season’s restrictions, paying with cash will be allowed.

Curbside Pickup is an Option

Online ordering for Curbside is open Monday 9 a.m.-Friday 9 a.m., with one-stop contactless pickup Saturdays 7-Noon, year-round. Click here to start your order.

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